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· BRIDGES BUILT WITHIN THE YEAR IN IOWA.

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Total..... *Above replaces fron bridge moved to "Trout run," near Decorah. Give tbe average number of years the trestle and pile bridges

last on your road in Iow... Give the average number of years that wooden truss bridges

last on your road in Iowa.

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ROAD-BED AND TRACK.

139

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7.6 168,739

236

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Number of track sections in Iowa...
Average length of sections, miles.
Average number of men in each section gang.
Number of new ties laid in track during the year in Iowa..
Average number of new ties per mile of road..
New rails laid in track during the year in Iowa-iron, none.
New rails laid in track during the year in Iowa-steel, (1,898

tons), miles...
Total track laid with new rails during the year in Iowa.
What is the average number of years that iron rails last in

your track on main line in Iowa? From 3 to 4 years. What is the average number of years that iron rails last in

your track on branches in Iowa? Froma 4 to 8 years. What is the average number of years that steel rails last in

your track on main line in Iowa Steel laid in 1876 still

good. What is the average number of years that steel rails last

in your track on branches in Iowa? What is the average number of years that ties last in your

track in Iowa? White oak, 6 years; soft wood, 4 years..

CROSSINGS IN IOWA.

What railroad crosses your road at grade, and at what locality?

Central Iowa, at Morning Sun, Abbott and Belmond.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at Columbus Junction.
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern, Muscatine Division, at Nichols.
Chicago, Rock (sland & Pacific, at West Liberty.
Chicago & Northwestern, at Cedar Rapids.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Cedar Rapids.
Illinois Central, at Cedar Falls.
Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska, at Cedar Falls and Reinbeck.
Dubuque & Dakota, at Clarksville.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Nora Junction and Plymouth Junc-

tion.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Noel, Dixon and Webster.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Donnan, Ossian and Garner.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Emmetsburg, and two miles north

of Emmetsburg.
Minneapolis & St. Louis, at Livermore.
Illinois Central, at Independence and Iowa Falls.
Chicago & North Western, at Goldfield.
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, at Sibley.

What railroads cross your road, either over or under and at what locality?

Chicago & Northwestern, at Nassua, overhead. Iowa City Division. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at Iowa City, under Iowa City Division. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Linn, under main line, and Milwau

kee Division. Number of highway crossings at grade....

988 Number of highway crossings at which there are flagmen.

4 Number of bighway crossings over railroad.

3 Number of highway crossings under railroad.

7 Number of highway bridges 18 feet above track. Number of highway bridges less than 18 feet above track...

None

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FENCING IN IOWA.

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How many miles of your road in Iowa are fenced......
What is the average cost per rod....
What is the total cost of same
How many miles of new fen:ing have you built during the

year?
Give the number of miles needed on both sides of your track

in each county in Iowa:
In Buchanan county
In Benton county..
In Dickinson county.
In Emmet county
In Fayette county.
In Franklin county.
In Grundy county.
In Hardin county.
In Humboldt county.
In Hancock county.
In Johnson county
In Kossuth county.
In Linn county.
In Lyon county.
In Mabaska county
In Muscatine county.
In Osceola county.
In Palo Alto county.
In Poweshiek county.
In Tama county..
In Washington county.
In Worth county..
In Wright county.

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1.2 21.6 16.00 13.5

6.6 12.7

2.3 18.7 17.4 2.7 4.1 2.6 7.53 3.6 2.7 26.2 26.2

4.1 10.6 1.1 2.9 19.3

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Total miles....

247.63

ROLLING STOCK.

Number of locomotives
Number of passenger cars.
Number of baggage, mail and express cars.
Number of parlor and sleeping cars, combination cars.
Number of dining cars, officers cars.
Number of box freight cars..
Number of stock cars..
Number of platform and coal cars.
Number of other cars, way cars (69), derrick and pile driver (5)

96 80 14 12

2 3,169

113 666 74

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Maximum weight of locomotives and tenders, tons.
Average weight of locomotive and tenders, tons..
Number of locomotives equipped with train brake
Kind of brake? Westinghouse air brake..
Maximum weight of passenger cars, tons.
Average weight of passenger cars, tons.
Numbers of cars equipped with train brake.
Kind of brake? Westinghouse automatic brake.
Number of passenger cars equipped with Miller platform

and buffer..
Amount of tonnage that can be carried over your road exclu-

sive of cars, by an engine of given weight. (Weight of
engine, 54 tons); tons..

57

30

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Average number of cars in passenger trains..
Average weight of passenger trains, exclusive of passengers,

tons.
Average number of cars in freight trains.
Average weight of freight trains, exclusive of freight, tons.

75 15 210

PASSENGER TRAFFIC.

*Number of through passengers carried. Number of local passengers carried..

107,776 442,576

Total number of passengers carried.

550,372

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Total passenger mileage, or passengers carried one mile...
Average distance traveled by each passenger..
Average amount received from each passenger.
Highest rate of fare per mile for any distance, cents.
Lowest rate of fare per mile for any distance, cents..
Average rate of fare per mile for all passengers, cents...

27,384,495

49.75 1.2236

3.50 1.50 .2 45

FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

Number of tons of through freight carried...
Number of tons local freight carried.

1,268,102 478,286

Total tons of freight carried.....

1,746,388

*Represents the number of passengers carried on through tickets Issued by agents to or from foreign stations, to and from Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern points; also tickets Issued to passengers to and from foreign points passing over the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway. Last year's reportlias only reference to this latter class of passengers, hence the difference.

Total mileage of through freight (tons carried one mile)...
Total mileage of local freight (tons carried one mile)..

Total freight mileage, or tons carried one mile..

163,913,967 30,456,860

194,370,827

Average rate per ton per mile received for through freight..
Average rate per ton per mile received for local freight.
Average rate per ton per mile received for all freight,

cents
Average cost per ton per mile to move freight, cents.
Percentage of freight originating at, and carried to stations

in Iowa, to total íreight carried in Iowa.

1.12 0.40

29.40

CAR MILEAGE.

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Number of miles run by loaded freight cars south.
Number of miles run by loaded freight cars north.
Number of miles run by empty freight cars south....
Number of miles run by empty freight cars north...

8,536,935 11,244,629 4,433,039 2,312,108

Total freight car mileage...

26,526,611

Percentage of empty freight cars hauled south to all freight

cars hauled south... Percentage of empty freight cars hauled north to all freight

cars hauled north..

34.179

17.055

SPEED OF TRAINS IN IOWA.

Rate of speed of passenger trains, including stops, miles...
Rate of speed of freight trains, including stops, miles...

from 23 to 28 : from 10 to 13,

TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED,

Grain
Flour.
Provisions (beef, pork, lard, etc.).
Animals ..
Other agricultural products, bran, hay and seeds
Lumber and forest products
Coal..
Plaster, lime, cement, salt, stone and brick.
Iron, steel and castings
Manufactures-articles shipped from point of produc-

tion..
Merchandise, and other articles not enumerated above

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Total tons carried..

1,746,388

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TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED WITHIN THE STATE

OF IOWA.

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Grain.
Flour.
Provisions (beef, pork, lard, etc.).
Animals.
Other agricultural products.
Lumber and forest products.
Coal
Plaster, lime, cement, salt, stone and brick
Iron, steel and castings
Manufactures-articles shipped from point of produc-

tion
Merchandise, and other articles not enumerated above

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Total tons carried .

1,741,275

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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

EXPRESS COMPANIES.

What express companies run on your road, and on what terms, and what

conditions as to rates, etc.; what kind of business is done by them, and do you take their freights at the depot, or at the office of such express company? Up to January 1, 1885, the American Express Company paid us $125.00 a day-business with this company since January, 1885, disconcontinued. From July 1, 1884, to January 1, 1885, the United States Express Company paid us $275.00 a month; from January 1st to June 30th, we received from this company $3,500.00 per month.

SLEEPING-CARS.

Do sleeping, parlor, or dining-cars run on your road, and if so, on what

terms do they run, by whom are they owned, and what charges are made in addition to regular passenger rates? The Pullman sleepers run on this road; we pay them 3 cents per mile; by Pullman Palace Car Company;

from $1.50 to $2.00. What is the total amount paid by your company to palace or sleeping-car

companies, to what companies, and the amount paid to each ?* Please state fully the arrangement by which these cars run on your road, the terms, and who receives the earnings. Paid to Pullman Palace Car Company, $13,689.21 ; 3 cents per mile paid to their treasurer.

UNITED STATES MAIL IN IOWA.

What is the compensation paid you by the United States Government for

the transportation of its mails on your road in Iowa, and on what termg

of servicē ? $54,469.16. The Government makes its own contract. What amount have you paid for receiving and delivering mail to and from

stations on your road in Iowa ? $499.15.

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